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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Aragon High School is a top rated, public school located in San Mateo, CA. It has 1,555 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
900 Alameda de Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
Telephone
(650) 558-2999
Website
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Aragon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
362 responses
Average ACT
31
100 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$103,399
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,041
National
$949
Median Home Value
$921,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Rivalry Sporting Events
    18%
  • Secret Senior Spirit Days
    15%
  • Rallies
    15%
  • Fall musical
    10%
  • Music Department Fall Potluck
    10%
  • Band Concerts
    8%
  • Spring play
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,555
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,644
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$20,904/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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The atmosphere at Aragon is one of competition. You are taught to get good grades rather than to learn. I’ve had a handful of good teachers but most of them have seemed relatively uninterested in helping students grow intellectually and as people. As for the students at Aragon, many are ego driven and self centered individuals. Students act the same and dress the same- if you don’t fit the mold, good luck. Overall Aragon’s main focus is sending kids to college. If that’s what you want, great! If it’s not, it’s shoved down your throat anyways. If you voice this, the community is judgmental and expects you to all of sudden change your mind. The student body is unsupportive, disconnected, and lacks enthusiasm. There is no emphasis on community, values, or integrity outside of acdemics.
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My experience at Aragon is extremely good. The constant help and support is definitely something I admire most throughout all the years being there. being able to communicate with teachers and faculty was definitely a plus. It made my experience more memorable and smooth throughout the years. Education and curriculum were also a plus. a very interactive and helping teaching staff to make learning as enjoyable and less stressful as possible. it also gave off a very safe and loving and diverse environment. It made me feel safe in a place where I would be for an entire day, days at a time. a great studying environment for all students. Athletics and other after school programs helped to create feelings of inclusion for every student. No feelings of discrimination against one or another
I've been attending Aragon High School since freshmen year and I've loved every year of it. As a freshmen I was scared to reach out to my teachers or even make new friends in fear that I would not be accepted or even judged by different groups or people. But as a senior I can see now how Aragon brings students closer together and works as a whole school to strengthen the love and support that we all have for each other. I've met many great people who I can call friends and even family throughout my 4 years at Aragon and even created special bonds with faculty, teachers, counselors, etc. Overall, I believe Aragon is a great school that cares about the safety, well-being, and involvement of our students through clubs, activities, events, etc. One thing I would change Aragon is to add more events and activities for students and faculty because it helps bring the Aragon community closer and it gives it a more friendly and welcoming environment.